Reds, Brewers reach AZL Finals

Guillon sharp over five innings, then bullpen holds on for win

Ismael Guillon was fifth in the AZL with a 1.09 WHIP in 57 innings. (Bill Mitchell/Four Seam Images)

By Staff | August 30, 2010 9:44 PM ET

Guillon's arm leads Reds into championship

The Reds and Brewers will meet Tuesday in a one-game showdown for the Arizona Summer League crown.

Ismael Guillon struck out eight and allowed three hits over five shutout innings as the Reds triumphed over the Giants, 6-5, on Monday.

Guillon, who led the Arizona Summer League with 73 strikeouts in 12 games during the regular season, settled in after a rocky opening inning. Giants' leadoff hitter Gary Brown opened the frame with a triple. After walking Carlos Willoughby, Guillon struck out the next two batters before plunking Charles Jones to load the bases. But he struck out 18-year-old Nicholas Nodgren to get out of the jam.

The Venezuelan native then retired eight in a row before Nodgren singled in the fourth. Guillon also walked two.

Leadoff batter Ronald Torreyes was 3-for-5 and drove in five runs, falling a homer shy of the cycle. David Vidal doubled twice and collected an RBI, while first-round pick Yasmani Grandal tripled and singled. Juan Silva tripled and scored twice for the Reds.

Brewers overcome early deficit, rally past Rangers

Kyle Dhanini hit a key double and Yadiel Rivera homered to lead the Brewers to a 6-5 win over the Rangers.

Dhanini hit a go-ahead two-RBI double with one out and bases loaded in the eighth inning. It was the only hit of the night for the Brewers' 2009 43rd-round pick. Rivera slugged a three-run homer in the second after the Rangers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first.

Brewers starter Charley Bashara allowed four runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings. Gregory Holle was credited with the win in relief, allowing a hit and fanning three in 2 2/3 shutout innings.

Rangers starter Carlos Melo struck out 13 and allowed three runs on four hits over six innings.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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